You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.Visions of perfectly proportioned giant women, sitting amongst skyscrapers with red nails and fabulous platforms or walking through the night with glam punk hairstyles and faces made up in scandalous colours. Women without ethnicity, holding flowers that are daggers, fiercely dressed or proudly nude – sometimes with penis and testicles. Her painted protagonists are anonymous legends, rock stars and futuristic warriors – all visions of a controversial universe exuding pop art fantasies and Rock and Roll attitudes, whilst inhabiting the pictorial ecosystems that Susan Diamond has created from glimpses reflected back at her in the mirrors through which she lives her life – a life full of risk and adventure.
Susan’s paintings – and subsequent limited edition prints of the paintings – are large format and high impact. They inevitably contain subliminal messages that, intentionally or not, seem designed to simultaneously awaken the troublemaker and the philosopher that lie within us all, awaiting patiently for some unexpected stimulus. Born in Montgomery, Massachusetts to a Polish father and Russian mother, Susan studied Fashion Illustration at the Boston School of Fashion and, shortly after, decided to travel around Europe before eventually settling in London, where she met Mark Charles who is, to this day, her accomplice in love and her closest creative ally. After years of dedicating herself to both music (with the rebellious electro-noise band Gobsausage) and fashion (with the highly successful glam-punk brand, Charles of London), Susan has returned, and is fully dedicated to, her former love of painting.
This episode is a walk through the life and work of an explosively creative mind, a colourful journey through the experiences of an artist who has lived a career full of adventure and fascinating stories, and through which you will be lovingly guided by Metralla Rosa.
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